What Makes the Biggest Impact on Student Learning?

Tuesday, March 12 | 12:30PM–1:20PM | Ballroom D/E
Session Type: NC13

An instructional designer/adjunct public speaking professor and three of his students at the University at Albany will discuss what teaching strategies and classroom environments (traditional lecture versus interactive student-centered) made the biggest impact on student learning in college. Does the use of technology improve the learning experience? Social presence is important in classes, but does it impact learning? What are some effective ways to measure what students are learning? Students will share what community building activities, assignments, assessments, and Blackboard tools they found most and least effective. Our findings are based on feedback from about 100 students at the University at Albany.